There are two nude events in July 2010 worth your time.
Skinny Dipping at Haulover Beach in 2009
The first is the AANR Guinness Book of World Records Skinny Dip on July 10. The goal is to give people an excuse to go skinny dipping at a beach, resort, lake, river or club. It’s healthy. It’s natural. It’s fun. It’s simple. Go to a participating location. Remove your clothes. Jump in the water. Smile. And you get to be a part of history by helping set a world record.
The AANR (American Association of Nude Recreation) website has details on where you can participate. If you’re going to be in south Florida, join us at Haulover Beach. One of the best clothing optional beaches in the USA. We’ll be working with the people from South Florida Free Beaches to create a video of the event which can be ordered through Things To Do Nude later this month.
Black's Beach Nude Surf Contest
The other is the nude surf event at Black’s Beach in San Diego on July 25, 2010. Waves may not be big, but it’s a summer day on a beautiful beach with thousands of naked people. Despite being the nation’s largest, and possibly most liberal state – California has very few nude beaches. Activists with too much time and too little respect for other people’s personal choices have worked hard to shut down San Onofre for nude use. Whether you’re an active nudist, have tried it a few times, or just believe that people should be free to pursue personal choices if they don’t harm others – come soak up some sunshine, get in the ocean and try surfing, boogie boarding or body surfing.
There’s great prizes including a free weekend at Glen Eden Sun Club including resort passes and accommodations, and lots of other great stuff. The Blacks Beach Bares arrange a bbq, beach toys, umbrellas and other amenities to make it a great event.
Nude recreation should be simple. Practiced by those who enjoy it, in areas where others won’t be confronted or offended. Show your support and join one of the upcoming events.
At the beginning of 2010 we made a list of the Top Ten Things to Do Nude in 2010. It’s for people that love nude recreation, and those who are curious and would like to try it sometime. Some are specific events in a certain place and time. Others can be done almost anywhere.
It doesn’t really make sense that nudity gets a bad reputation with some people. We pay extra for the natural and organic food at the grocery store, think the Prius is cool because it’s environmentally friendly and are taking re-usable bags to the store to avoid excess packaging and waste. But getting in touch with the environment in your natural state is somehow bad. Let’s change that!
There are nude beaches at lakes, rivers and oceans around the country, and around the world. Get out, have fun, be healthy and active.
We’re creating short videos for each of the Top Ten Things To Do Nude in 2010. You can find them on the Things to do Nude
website or our YouTube page
Which ones will you do this year? A day at a local nude resort of campground, running in the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, learning to surf at Black’s Beach? The fun is waiting. All you have to lose is some silly inhibitions that natural is good for your breakfast cereal, but bad for you.
View from a Suite at the Palms Las Vegas
Had a business trip to Las Vegas a few weeks ago. Sin City. What happens there, stays there. Topless Show Girls, Thunder from Down Under. Zumanity. You’d think it would be a place great for nude recreation. We found some, but not where we expected.
Lake Mead Nevada
Started at Lake Mead. November day with tons of sun and temps around 80. Perfect. The Las Vegas Bares
group published a map to 8 mile beach which we followed closely, but couldn’t find the beach. Lake was beautiful (although the water was a bit low) and the water was surprisingly warm for November – but no nude beach. A few campers, a few fisherman and a dirt road that had been bulldozed to the point it was impassable. Maybe that was the road to the nude beach and an overzealous bulldozer driver decided it should be closed?
Next stop our hotel at the Palms Place – a hip and happening hotel just a few blocks off the strip. The hotel has a great low key, happening vibe. We had a very cool one bedroom suite with a million dollar view of the Strip and a huge balcony. Having struck out at Lake Mead, we took advantage to grab a glass of wine and hang out naked on the deck. Video report now posted at Things To Do Nude Video Reports
On the way home we stopped by Silver Valley Sun Club, a nudist campground and resort between Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Our expectations were low, but were really happily surprised. They’ve got a big lake with a few islands, fun clubhouse, lots of camping and trailer areas and a very friendly team of people. It was very quiet on a weekday in November, but when it starts getting warm next spring – you can bet we’ll be back to try out the naked water volleyball in the lake, and enjoy a cold beer on the huge deck overlooking the lake.
So if your Things To Do Nude goal is nearly nude performers….or totally nude depending on which club you want to choose…or nightclubs where there’s not much clothing but plenty of cover charges…you’ll have no problem finding it in Vegas. But if your goal is getting naked and chilling out for a few hours our best recommendation is one of the amazing suites at the Palms Place, or a day at Silver Valley Sun Club.
Blacks' Beach Nude Surf Session
A few months ago we wrote a blog that Nude Surfing Was Coming. It was February and water in California was in the high 50’s. But we knew one day the water and air would be warm enough to surf naked.
So it’s only appropriate to celebrate that for the last few months that’s been possible. Grab a board, nothing else, and head out into the surf. For a few weeks in late August and early September the water was in the high 70’s. Now it’s back to the low 70’s, and very soon will be dipping back into the 60’s (and beyond) until next summer. But while it’s here…it’s GREAT!
This year we did nude surfing at San Onofre Trail Six and Black’s Beach. The waves are generally a bit better at San O, but Black’s is a much better beach. Nicer sand, better scenery, livelier beach scene. And thanks to Lloyd and team from the Blacks Beach Bares, you can enjoy some boogie boarding, bbqs, umbrellas and great crowd when you’re not surfing.
Surf Lesson Student who was riding the waves in minutes
We took part in the Blacks Beach Surf Event, did some nude surf lessons including one with a cool guy from LA who was riding waves just minutes after his lesson started, and made some new surf friends who share the passion for getting out in the waves with nothing but a smile, a surfboard and energy to enjoy the good things of life.
In the next few weeks the water will cool and nude surfing will be a memory…at least for 2009. But it’s also a promise for 2010 and the fun of summer and Things To Do Nude. If you’ve never done it. Make a resolution now that 2010 will be your year to try. It’s fun. It’s healthy. It’s natural. It’s Great!
San Onofre Nude Beach
I’ve been going to the nude beach at San Onofre for something like 15 years. It sounds corny, but for many years, it really was a little Eden. No cars, no buildings, no congestion, no services. Just sand, salt water, sandstone bluffs and serenity. And naked people.
It’s where I learned to surf, met my best friend, and let the harshness of everyday life percolate through sun and sand to become the rich story of my life. And now they plan to close it in just a few weeks. Or at least put a stop to a couple hundred people who like to gather without clothes. But since you have to pay $15 per day to park (or $175 per year for a pass) drive 5 miles to a dead-end road, walk about 1/2 mile, and end up on a beach that’s so rocky getting into the water can by physically painful, I can’t imagine many people will go there if they can’t be naked.
So time will tell. Will bureaucrats and those who believe they know how others should live their life succeed in telling us we can’t be naked on this remote stretch of beach? Or will some common sense and freedom prevail and let people continue to chill out, relax, catch a few waves in the buff? If you’re reading this you’re likely a nudist, or at least curious. We hope you’ll support the cause and help promote places and events that encourage nudity, freedom, self expression. That’s our goal at Things To Do Nude. Life’s too short and too much fun to be hidden under clothes
San Onofre Nude Beach
What’s good about a summer day at Black’s Beach and some nude surfing? Just about everything!
The annual Nude Surf Event was held at Black’s Beach on Saturday August 1, 2009.
Early Morning Warm Up
Participation was a little less than previous years, possibly due to being held on a Saturday instead of Sunday, but there was still plenty of surfing action and Whoo Hoo’s. There’s even a special shirt which you can get for $10 if you email Geoff@BlacksBeach.org. The money goes to the Blacks Beach Bares, a great group worthy of your $10.
Weather started with overcast, got sunny and then a few clouds rolled through when the surf competition started. Air temps were still in the mid 70’s and water was reported at 79, so the clouds didn’t matter at all.
Participants included men and women ranging from the mid 20’s – 50’s. Waves were on the small side, but plenty of waves were caught giving the judges enough criteria to make awards for best male and best female surfer.
A boogie boarding and body surfing contest took place later in the day.
There’s a video of the event atThings To Do Nude, and you can learn more about Black’s Beach – one of the best nude beaches in the country – from the Blacks Beach Bares or the Things To Do Nude Beach Report.
Dates for the 2010 event will be announced in early 2010, but it’s never too early to start practicing some nude surfing.
Hippie Hollow Nude Beach Overlook
Deep in the heart of Texas may be one of the coolest nude recreation places without an ocean. Hippie Hollow is a legal nude recreation area just outside Austin, Texas. It’s big, clean with a long shoreline, big boulders for sunbathing, trees for shade, trails for walking and a lake for swimming, rafting, or just floating around with a cold drink.
A weekday in July didn’t produce a big crowd, but there was a good assortment of men and women, young and old. A few couples, a few singles, two sisters re-connecting, some roommates chilling out for a day and our team from Things To Do Nude. A good crowd of straight and gay all with one thing in mind – kicking back and enjoying some natural fun.
Hippie Hollow Boat Party
We’ve heard things get a lot more lively on weekends, when boats pull up along the shore, bbq’s and ice chests come out and it turns into a land and sea party. Sorry we missed that but hope we’ll be back in Austin another time when the party is happening.
We did some swimming, chilled out on a raft, played a little frisbee, and hiked along the paths through the oak trees. Even on a quiet day it was a great break.
Mark your calendar for Saturday August 1 to be at Black’s Beach in San Diego for the Nude Surfing Contest.
A Summer day on a San Diego beach is pretty sweet. Add in a few thousand naked people, warm water, surfing and a bbq and it’s going to be one of the best days of your summer! Find more information at Things To Do Nude or Blacks Beach Bares website.
Black's Beach Surf Event
Small Crowd on a Winter Day
One of the great things about California is that even in winter you can get great nude beach days. Like today.We headed down to Trail Six at San Onofre and surfed a few hours.Of course this time of year that means a full wetsuit since the water is in the high 50’s, but the sun was shining and beach temperatures were about 70.
Drying the wetsuit
The crowd was small.About a half dozen surfers (all guys).Not many of the regulars until later in the afternoon.There was one young couple.As you’d expect, the guy was naked almost immediately, the girl took much longer.They didn’t stay long, but at least got to enjoy an hour or two of laying naked in the sun in February.
Summer is still the best season for San Onofre. The air is warm all day and so is the water.Sun doesn’t set until after 8. But in winter you always get a good parking place (sometimes in summer you don’t get one at all), and you get your choice of places to sit. There’s a peaceful and quiet feeling to the place that’s nice. And it’s very easy to get in a game of nude Frisbee golf without hitting anyone with the occasional bad toss.
There are official courses all over the country, but with a little imagination you can create a course anywhere. At San Onofre we use trash cans as the “holes”. Sometimes we use big pieces of driftwood that stick up out of the sand. You score when you hit the can or stick. You can set the course as short or long as you like. We enjoy mixing it up.A few short holes, a few long ones. A few clear, open shots….and a few where you have to negotiate some big bushes and gullies.
Nude Frisbee Golf Game
We’re working on a handy instructional video on How to Play Nude Frisbee Golf for the Things To Do Nude website. If you’ve got some sports you love, and enjoy even more naked, let us know about them. We’re always looking to update the website and appreciate contributions.
Cold winter days are perfect for summer day dreaming. Knowing it’s just a few months until the sun and surf encourage us all to get naked, relax and have some fun. Living in California it’s tempting to believe we’ve got the edge on surfing and nude recreation – but that’s not really true. The south west coast of France has world class surfing, warm summer temperatures and an attitude towards nudity that puts California to shame.
Summer on a French Nude Beach
Nudity is common on most beaches in France, and at resorts like La Jenny, Montalivet or Euronat you’ll find thousands of naked people enjoying the sun and surf.
It’s been a few years, but the Things To Do Nude Team has visited La Jenny Naturist Village in France a few times.
Heading to the La Jenny Beach for Surf and Sun
An entire nude village with miles of nude beaches with reliable waves for surfing, boogie boarding and fun.
The beach is huge so even if you’re not into surfing you can enjoy Frisbee, paddleball, bbqs, or just relaxing with a very nice glass of French wine and soak up the sunshine